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Arabic text printing

By nabeel_nab ·
Hi
I need to print a text file containing Arabic message also by using dos.
i am creating this text file by using text_io package of oracle developer 6i and win2000 professional.
when sending print to LPT1
host( 'type abc.txt > lpt1:',no_screen)
prints abc.txt file but replace arabic with unknown characters.some one told me to use Nafitha program i try to search for this but did not found any info ,can any body send me information and website for this software.

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by Dr Dij In reply to Arabic text printing

is to use program that supports unicode.

each letter takes two bytes instead of one like ascii.

all major and many minor languages are supported. and you can edit visually instead of using dos. unlike a simple dos prog which likely gives you only one font size, you could enlarge or shrink or stretch or bold on visual prog.

there's many font programs that allow you to even design your own fonts. but that is probably too much for you, and not needed as there are already arabic fonts. if you have special needs tho you can do this.

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